Elections: Ekiti police train 3,000

By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti


In its efforts to further guarantee the safety of lives and property  during the forthcoming general elections, the Ekiti State Police Command has trained 3,000 officers ahead of the next month general elections.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Mr Sunday Abutu, the officers are mainly newly recruited constables and some selected officers and men of the command.

He explained that the training workshop organised by the command was aimed at equipping the participants with the force rules of engagement, standard operational guidelines for Police Officers on election security, professionalism, intelligence gathering, policing and human rights, community policing as well as other salient aspects of the force.

Abutu noted that during the training exercise,  some resource persons including Deputy Commissioners of Police and Assistant Commissioners of Police presented lectures to abreast the officers on election guidelines and rudiments. 

While declaring the training exercise close, the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Mr Moronkeji Adesina, implored the participants to ensure they are guided by the knowledge they have received within the period of the training while discharging their daily statutory duties during the forthcoming general elections.

The Commissioner of Police who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Operations, DCP Augustine Grimah, explained that the Command will ensure adequate deployment of security personnel before, during and after the forthcoming general elections.

Similarly, in his closing remarks, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Finance and Administration, Mr. Ayodeji Abimbola, congratulated the participants for the wealth of knowledge gathered from the workshop and further assured them that the workshop will, undoubtedly, make them better officers and good ambassadors of the Nigeria Police Force, before, during and after the election.

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